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Tenka Labs raises another $2M to get its kids’ LEGO engineering kits in retailers

Tenka Labs co-founder John Schuster is no stranger to walking friends through building gadgets using Arduino, an open-source hardware controller — except they might be great software engineers, but not understand the actual circuitry.<p>But Tenka Labs, which builds simple kits that help young students …

Lego

TruSense focuses the smart home on senior citizens

Complete with professional monitoring, TruSense tunes the smart home to keep an eye on your elderly relatives.<p>Pitched as an alternative to retirement homes and emergency pendants, TruSense uses smart home gear to help senior citizens live independently for longer. Complete with motion sensing, …

This Designer Built a Floating Studio Hidden Under a Bridge

"Refuge from the city within the city itself"<p>Yeah, so <i>this</i> is nuts: Valencia-based designer Fernando Abellanas wanted to "seek refuge from the city …

Bridges

10 Instagram Accounts For UI & UX Design Inspiration

Instagram is one of the best sites to find quality UX inspiration. But you need to know who to follow and which hashtags are worth browsing.I’m …

The Best Drone Photos of 2017

Dronestagram is the first social network dedicated to aerial photography, and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual drone photography …

The 10 Best Movies of 2015

Here are Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson’s picks for the 10 best films of the year.<p>From space yarns to music epics to lesbian romances to dystopian adventures, these were my favorite movies of the year. Because it’s hard to stop at 10, I’ve added a few honorable mentions at the bottom. And …

Portraits of Cats Shaking Themselves Clean

Want to know how to capture a wacky portrait of your cat? Shoot a photo while they’re shaking themselves clean (or dry). That’s what photographer …

Pets

Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps

In an intriguing blend of cartography and illustration, UK artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvases for stunning ink and pencil portraits. Faces are fragmented by contours that not only delineate borders, roads, and geographical features, but also bear a striking resemblance to veins and the …

Artist manipulates photos into surreal and dreamlike scenes

Typically, when we feature Sarah DeRemer's artwork, we're weirded out by her animal mashups. But this time, we're going to peek into her dream …

15 Bee-utiful Pictures Of Bees

A new book highlights the diversity of these fuzzy pollinators<p>If you read science news, you've probably heard a lot about the plight of the honey bee. These pollinators are responsible for producing a huge portion of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, including apples, berries, almonds, and …

Stunning Portral Street Art Illusions by 1010

Since 2009, German street artist 1010 has been creating these mysterious, portal-like street art illusions on walls around the world. While at first glance it looks like he's layering colored paper, upon closer inspection you realize that you're actually looking at paint on a wall. It's a different …

17 Adorable Animals Who've Mastered the Art of Stretching

Warning: These photos may make you want to nap. Take a deep breath…now stretch! Today let's take a look at animals who've mastered the art of stretching. Whether they're just taking a nice pause in their day or reaching for that piece of food in the tree, these animals look absolutely adorable with …

Beautifully Surreal Storm Paintings by Joel Rea

Is man battling nature or himself? In these fascinating new paintings by artist Joel Rea, we see man and a tiger going one-on-one with the fury of nature. Using oil on canvas, Rea makes his paintings come alive by showing waves furiously crashing and rocks shockingly crumbling. One has to wonder …

A Community of Startup Founders Grows on Slack

Although it’s primarily a workplace collaboration tool, Slack is becoming a popular platform for wider communities, too.<p>For example, #Nomads has received attention for connecting digitally minded people visiting unfamiliar cities. #Startup, meanwhile, is a growing platform for startup founders who …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Extreme Body Painting Turns Humans into Animals

While at first glance you think you're seeing ordinary paintings of animals on canvas, look a little closer and you'll notice that the canvases are actually naked human beings. Shannon Holt is a body painter based in Florida who has the incredible ability to transform the human body into a canvas …

The Incredible Beauty and Colorful Diversity of Agate

Dense bands, striking colors, fine grain, milky surfaces, and glittering pockets of crystals are just some of the features commonly found in agate. Viewed up close, the gemstone often resembles completely otherworldly sights, ranging from galactic nebulae to neon-hued, microscopic bacteria, as seen …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy by Kerby Rosanes

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Turn Your Books into a Sculptural Feature

Want to make your books fly, or at least look like they’re flying? Get Fiction, by Sebastian Bergne. It’s a bookstand that holds your books …

Books

A Cardboard Mask That Teleports Your Eyes To Your Belly Button

Inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks and V.S. Ramachandran, this Kickstarter wants to help you see the world a little differently.<p>In the entire body of medical literature, there has never been a recorded case of a person with a functional set of eyes in their stomach. Or on the back of their heads. …

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Top 10

How To Design A Game With A Social Message (That’s Also Fun)

Game designer Colleen Macklin thinks socially conscious games are too heavy-handed in their delivery.<p>How do you design a game with social message that people actually want to play? According to Colleen Macklin, director of PETLab, a research lab for public interest game design at Parsons The New …

Red Cross

The Year’s Best Portrait Photography

David Titlow’s gorgeous photograph of his infant son meeting a dog has just won the UK’s most prestigious portrait photography prize.<p>Everyone loves photos of dogs and babies–even the judges of one of the UK’s most prestigious photography prizes. Fashion photographer David Titlow has just won the …

Photography

Aerial Dancers Perform Elegant Vertical Waltz on the Side of Oakland's City Hall

Two daring dancers perform a dizzying vertical dance on the side of an 18-story City Hall building in this incredible video filmed by GoPro. Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber, who are part of the Bandaloop vertical choreography dance company, recently staged this “waltz on the walls” for the annual …

David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor | Colossal

<p>Since 1987, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and …

Malawi app 'teaches UK pupils 18 months of maths in six weeks'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1105000/1105859_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657493_3ae36c285d2503cbec42ae02b00698da<p><b>An app designed to help provide a better education for children in Malawi has proved an equally effective learning tool for pupils in the UK. In</b> …

Reading Rambow: Book Posters and More by Seminal Graphic Designer

The book publishing industry may be shifting tectonically and perhaps irrevocably as we speak, but, as with vinyl, the cover endures as a canonical …

Posters

See The Amazing, Absurd Phenomenon Of The Wet Dog Shake, Captured In Stunning Photos

Carli Davidson captured amazing images of pooches in mid-shake for her new book Shake, and she tells Co.Create that working with her canine subjects took a lot of patience, some high-tech gear, and at least five jars of peanut butter.<p>Photographer Carli Davidson spends a lot of time cleaning her …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

Captivating Moments of Snow Monkeys Bathing in Hot Springs

This intriguing series by photographer Jasper Doest features a glimpse into the peculiar world of wild Japanese macaque, also known as snow monkeys. At one point in their existence, in a perfect example of adaptation, these creatures developed a system for staying warm by bathing in the hot springs …